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Arrests made in connection with St. Albans murder

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. — Two St. Albans residents are charged with murder in the death of an elderly woman found stabbed to death in her St. Albans home earlier this week.

Timothy Shafer, 28, and Jessica Wilson, 27, were charged with first-degree murder Friday in the killing of Nancy Lynch, 66. Friends discovered Lynch in her Jefferson Ave. house Sunday.  They went there to check on her after she hadn’t been seen for several days.

Police have still not revealed the exact time of Lynch’s murder, but during their investigation discovered jewelry and Lynch’s two vehicles were missing.  The jewelry was traced to a local pawn shop where authorities were able to identify Megan Hughes, 27, of St. Albans as the seller.  

Hughes was found Wednesday morning with Shafer in one of Lynch’s cars in Charleston.  Hughes was charged with transferring and receiving stolen property.  Hughes and Shafer were romantically involved.  Police have not revealed the connection Wilson has to them or exactly how the incident happened.

Shafer and Wilson were arraigned Friday afternoon in Kanawha County Magistrate Court. Hughes posted bond and was released earlier this week.

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